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and the Intelligence Officer were sleeping wounded very badly. Lt. Ferns of A Coy. was seriously wounded in the head and Lt. Barton was slightly but is carrying on. Several men have been badly wounded and 2 killed.

The shells which are doing the damage are 77 W.M. 4".2"s and 5".9's. with All have a very sensitive fuze which cause the shell almost instantly it touches the ground to burst. This allows of a much greater spread of the fragments as more force is expended in throwing the fragments about and less force expended in uselessly blowing a hole in the ground.

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